Former Swinton Head of Commercial Operations Mark Woods has joined the Bankstone management team. The arrival of such a well known and respected industry figure is a clear statement of intent from Bankstone as it moves to the next stage in its development.

After beginning his insurance career with Chesham Insurance Brokers in 1987, Mark became Regional Manager with Colonnade Insurance Brokers, where he worked from 1990 to 1997. As Head of Operations for Swinton Colonnade up until 1997 he was responsible for 340 staff across 72 sites, playing a key role in major strategic decisions and initiatives. From 2002 to 2009 he was Operations Director with IAG Broking Division before taking on the Head of Commercial role with Swinton (Covea Group).

MBA-qualified, Mark has extensive strategic, tactical and operational experience in all areas of personal lines and commercial insurance and has proved highly effective in planning and managing the delivery of a range of major operational and large scale transformational programmes.

Having Mark on Board is a fantastic addition to the Bankstone Management Team, comments Dickon Tysoe “His arrival increases the total mass of what was previously a two-man top team by around 25% whilst significantly reducing its average BMI.”

Fellow Director Andy Jones refused to comment.


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